Barbari goat is a small sized meat goat breed mostly found in the north-western arid and semi-arid regions of India. It is one of the 23 registered goat breeds in India and is found in Agra, Etah, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Bharatpur district of Rajasthan.

As well as in Jhelum and Sargodha districts in Punjab Province, Pakistan. Basically the Barbari goat originated in Berbera, Somalia of East Africa. Probably this breed derives its name from it’s origin place Berbera. The way of Barbari goat and it’s migration to India is unknown.
But probably the traders of medieval period might have brought them to India through sea and land routes during their business entourage. Agra, Etah and Etawah are the breeding tract of Barbari goat in India. Today the breed is well adapted for Indian conditions and gaining popularity as meat goats.

Breed Characteristics

Barbari breed is mainly found in the regions of uttar pradesh. This is a middle sized goat with an adult goat weighing about 35 kg male and 25 kg female. the kidding ratio in this breed is mostly twins and triplets. Milking capacity of this breed is 1.5 liters to 2.5 liters per day.

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